NIGUEL HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

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29070 PASEO DE LA ESCUELA
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA 92677
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Phone: 949-234-5360
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Capistrano Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 23:1
  • Students/Grade: 433.3
  • Number Students: 1300
  • Number Teachers: 56
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5051
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Tim Reece
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (31 ratings)
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    School Reviews (24 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-10
    "My child will be in 8th grade this year at NHMS. Having spent 2 years at this school, we have had our ups and downs. 6th grade was outrageous, the amount of homework was unreasonable. My child is an A student and it took him 3-4 hours a night just to get through the homework and that did not include studying for tests. There was a definite shift in 7th grade and maybe it was the new round of teachers, but the amount of homework was much less and we had a very enjoyable year. Bullying should not happen ever but regrettably it exists everywhere. We had one incident and the teachers handled it quickly and that was the end of it. As far as the dress code is concerned, it is not onerous or unusual. I have a son and he is not permitted to dress like a thug, the girls are to dress conservatively no tube tops or short shorts. This is a place for learning not a runway, rave or a costume party. The school is crowded. 40 kids to a class and the teachers spend time doing crowd control and teaching time is reduced. At home help with homework will be required."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-07
    "My child will now be entering 8th grade.Their whole school system is a mess.everything is so outdated nothing has been renovated since I had attended school their.very old technology as well.yet they are always having fundraisers!?teachers obisouly don't care about the learning quality.the staff is very rude.teachers are always piling on excessive amounts of homework.I'm not naming names but a teacher here is forgetful and doesn't write homework assignments on the board or doesn't make them clear to the students and the next day they come back with half the assignment not knowing their was more .they then get blamed for her forgetfulness.there is lots or physical and verbal bullying my child has been a victim and they don't do anything .my child has all so been bullied by staff. Dress code is rediculous.the rules are ridiculous as well.this school has been a horrible experience for my child"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-23
    "My 1st review of NHMS was so raw and real that it was rejected for public posting. My boys' experiences @ NH were no OC beach walks. From staff to students there is constant pressure, bullying (yes, from staff!), physical fights amongst students, and, if yours finally wins against the bully, the once underdog gets suspended for standing up for himself! Endless hours of homework. Buildings are overcrowded and older than we parents are and NOT updated in any way shape or form, yet, there are constant fundraisers...hmmm?! It's OC, so, no school bus system, only public trans. No matter the amt of classroom work your child does, the test scores are what determine your childs overall grade. Hv an A one day, fail 1 test and HELLO! C the next. We had to put our boys in Tae Kwon Do and Jiu Jitsu. Once the school yr was over, one of our boys graduated to Dana Hills HS (Great School) the other we sent to Santiago Charter School in Orange to AVOIDthis nightmare again."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-20
    "Hi , I want to know about your school , because maybe we want move to your city next year and I have a 12 years boy , If it's possible send the news for me , thanks a lot . Hope see you soon ."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-07
    "I agree with the most recent comments. Dress code is pretty ridicules and inconsistent. as are most rules in this school. I don't see that it is too much homework but more that there is no accountability for HW and the teachers really don't seem to care at all about each student. It is overcrowded as well. I have an 8th grader and a 9th grader who both spent three years here. They did not have any issues socially but I do know that other kids have. The office staff often seem to be under a great deal of stress so I think that is where the rudeness comes from. Overall I am sorry I choose this school and hope my kids will do better in another school district for their high school education."
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